Having spent years cooking meals to suit a range of fussy tastes the prospect of adding new recipes and techniques to my repertoire is quite appealing – in fact if it involves finding out how to rustle up quick, stylish dishes and tasting good food too, it’s a positively mouthwatering prospect.
There are many courses on the market, so it is helpful to pick the brains of the professionals who have tested them. You can also combine them with a short break as some offer residential options.
Do you want to combine a holiday with cooking?
Here are two sites well worth checking out, both offering courses from Europe to the Far East – On the Menu and Tasting Places
Cookery Schools in the UK
There are of course the famous and expensive ones – Leith’s, Le Manoir au Quat’Saisons, and Padstow Seafood School but here are some suggestions for smaller, (and cheaper) cookery schools.
For schools in London click here
For schools around the UK click here
Three other useful sites are:
Waitrose “25 of the Best” split according to value for money, good location etc. with feedback
The Guardian “Top 10 Cookery Schools”
Country Life “Top 10 Cookery Schools”
For schools abroad click here